Age: 28 Height: 6-5 Weight: 230 lbs School: Cincinnati
Already without injured star LeBron James, the Los Angeles Lakers will be missing guard Lonzo Ball for the next four to six weeks after an MRI on Sunday showed a sprained left ankle. Ball was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers' 138-134 overtime loss at Houston on Saturday night. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainers before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by teammates Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley.
The NBA brings an action-packed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day schedule with a number of afternoon contests.
Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin looks to pass the ball as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lance Stephenson, left, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. Mark J. Terrill, AP
Lakers fans are salty over Paul George spurning Los Angeles to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer. The five-time All-Star who’s in the midst of a career season with the Thunder was greeted less-than warmly when OKC visited the Lakers on Wednesday night. Boos kept coming We’re not sure how much of those boos are about George spurning their team and how much of it was simply Los Angeles pride swelling up at a native son choosing Oklahoma City over the Southern California metropolis.
The Lakers will face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday for the first time since George shunned the Lakers in free agency. George, who was cheered like a member of the home team each time he played against the Lakers at Staples Center last season, will undoubtedly be booed. He'll come to Los